Eco-Friendly Alternatives: Quantifying the Water Footprint of Paper

We all remember the panic during the coronavirus pandemic, when people started to stockpile disposable surgical masks, toilet paper, tissues, sanitary wipes and other paper-based hygiene products and the demand skyrocketed.  In 2020 South Africa consumed 1 992 424 metric tonnes per annum or an approximate average of 35kgs per capita consumption per person. The […]

WISA 2022 Biennial Conference & Exhibition 

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE  The WISA Biennial Conference & Exhibition is the flagship event of the Southern Africa Water sector where regional and international water professionals get together to share their expertise, knowledge and find probable solutions to over ongoing water challenges.  MEB and FLUENCE are both global companies with 12 years experience in South Africa. A […]


As communities face water supply challenges amidst continued population growth, urbanization, prolonged and severe droughts and climate change, water reuse is attracting increasing attention. MEB will be hosting a webinar, solution driven conversations are vital for the future of our country and moving towards a more sustainable way of living.

Social Protection of Women and Girls through Water

Women empowerment starts with safe access to water and gender conscious sanitation, so as to give the female population of Africa a chance to actively participate in the economy, whether as experts, partners, leaders of change or as an instrument for peace.

Water wise youth

South Africa commemorated Youth Month in June and in pursuit of youth empowerment, skills development, job creation and entrepreneurship, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) hosted a three-day National Water and Sanitation Sector Youth Indaba, to open up dialog and public discourse on the role of young leaders in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

Africa: Wildlife and Communities Lack Drinking Water

The biggest challenge facing both animals and human beings is water. As soon as water bodies start drying up, wild animals find their way into our communities. Vegetation, plants and water are very important to all animals, especially in Africa where animals are on the brink of extinction. So they may make larger movements to try and find food (vegetation) and water.

South Africa Is the Third Best Solar Location in the World

Many African nations, from East, west, north to south are joining in on the booming solar power sector. Grid-connected solar PV development and off-grid systems are increasing rapidly on the continent, where the sun almost always shines. Corporations in South Africa are moving away from Eskom’s coal-fired power to more greener and sustainable sources.

Climate Resilient Future for Megacities in Southern Africa

Climate change and population growth are well-known factors of water stress in urban areas that manifest mainly through changes in the water cycle. Urban challenges of climate change include droughts, floods, melting glaciers, sea-level rise and storms that intensify with rapid urbanization, and have a devastating impact on water quality and economic growth in a water scarce country like South Africa.

Potable Water is a Source of Life and Spirituality

Potable water is an essential human right, not only for consumption, but also for informal heritages and spirituality. Informal heritages and their sites are defined as those not included in a formal institutional process of definition and legitimation, as are many local traditions, know-how and routines that have been developed and passed down by many generations.